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SQL Associate Certification

Demonstrate that you are capable of using SQL to extract appropriate data from a database, and use it to answer common data questions.

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How it works

DataCamp's SQL Associate Certification is awarded to individuals who successfully complete one timed exam (SQ101) and one practical exam (SQ501P).

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Begin your journey

Embark on your certification journey by registering today! Once registered, you'll have 30 days to conquer the timed exam and practical exam. To ensure you're fully prepared, we recommend taking the readiness quiz before the certification.

Timed Exams

Test your knowledge

Start your certification progress with a timed exam. You will have up to two hours to complete the exam. Need to give it a second try? Don't worry, we have everything you need to fill the gaps in your knowledge before you try again.

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Practical Exam

Instant feedback, instant results!

Once you've completed the timed exam, get ready to showcase your abilities in the practical exam. Dive into the sample exam beforehand to familiarize yourself with the format and expectations. You will have four hours and two attempts, and your exam will be automatically graded, letting you know your results in moments.

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Congratulations! You've navigated through the challenging terrains of our certification journey, showcasing your expertise and commitment along the way. In this final step, bask in the glory of your achievements as you officially receive your Certification. This badge of excellence not only symbolizes your proficiency in the field but opens doors to new opportunities in your career.

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SQL Associate

DataCamp's SQL Associate Certification is ideal for anyone who needs to use SQL in their role, regardless of whether they are in a data team or not.

This Certification has a deadline of 30 days and the full requirements can be found here.

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Timed Exam 1 (SQ101) | 2 hours

This exam evaluates your proficiency in data management theory, SQL data management, and exploratory analysis in SQL. To pass, you must calculate metrics to report data characteristics and relationships using PostgreSQL, interpret database schemas, explain database design concepts, assess data quality, perform data cleaning, and execute data extraction, joining, and aggregation tasks.

Practical Exam (SQ501P)

The practical exam evaluates your SQL data management skills by requiring you to complete tasks related to a business problem and return data that meets specific requirements. To pass, you must perform data extraction, joining, and aggregation tasks, clean data for analysis, and assess data quality and perform validation tasks.

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Prepare for SQL Associate Certification

Make sure you're fully prepared for Certification by exploring the following Tracks.
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Master the SQL fundamentals needed for business, learn how to write SQL queries, and start analyzing your data using this powerful language.
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Once you’re certified, you’ll get access to our exclusive certification community. You’ll be able to connect with other certified professionals and explore content curated just for you by our community team.

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  • Group forums to ask questions and get feedback on your work and portfolio
  • Exclusive content tailored to making you a top data professional
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What is SQL?

SQL, or structured query language, is a programming language that allows us to connect to and extract data from a database. From basic data aggregations to complex queries joining multiple data sets, it’s a flexible tool vital for working with data inside an organization.

Who uses SQL?

Everyone who needs to use data! From data analysts and scientist to project managers and marketing analysts. It’s not just data professionals who make use of data, and having a good foundation in SQL can enable you to do some of your own analysis.

How much do DataCamp Certifications cost?

DataCamp Certification is included with your premium subscription, so there are no additional costs. When you subscribe you will have access to all of the learning materials to prepare for your certification, practice assessments and exams and the certification itself.

Does DataCamp provide materials to prepare for Certification?

Yes! As part of your subscription, you will have access to our content library that includes hundreds of hours of courses, practice and projects. You won’t need to complete it all though. We have curated a series of Career tracks that will guide you through building the core skills you will need for certification. Once you feel ready, we also provide a range of resources to help you prepare for the exams themselves, giving you a chance to experience the process before you start.

When do I have to take the exams?

For DataCamp Certifications you can take the exams whenever you want. Just like the rest of the DataCamp platform, we have designed the certification process so that you can fit it into your schedule. For some of our exams, once you start you will have a set number of hours to complete, and you will have 30 days overall to complete all of the requirements. But otherwise, the process is designed so that everyone has the opportunity to get certified.

How long are DataCamp Certifications valid for?

Our Technology Certifications are valid for two years from the date awarded. The data industry is moving quickly and it is important to keep your skills up to date, so you will be invited to retake the exams after two years, or if you would prefer, you can attempt to upgrade to a more advanced level certification.

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